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Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Extend China Shutdowns as Virus Gathers Pace

Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. Employees work on a Honda auto plant assembly line in Wuhan in November 2019. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among carmakers extending shutdowns at their China plants as the country steps up measures to fight the deadly coronavirus.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Tesla on Autopilot Rear-Ends a Parked Cop Car in Connecticut

Tesla Tesla Model X. (Angel Garcia/Bloomberg News)

Another Tesla Inc. vehicle operating on the carmaker’s driver-assistance system branded as Autopilot has crashed into a parked emergency vehicle, eliciting fresh warnings about the shortcomings of automated technology on public roads.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota Having Trouble Keeping Hybrid Car Models in Stock

Toyota RAV4 Prime The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is shown at the AutoMobility L.A. auto show Nov. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press)

Toyota Motor Corp. has a problem with selling its hybrids — it can’t get enough of them.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
December 5, 2019
Business, Technology

Hyundai Set to Penetrate US Pickup Market

Hyundai Hyundai Santa Cruz (Raymond Boyd/Bloomberg News)

Hyundai Motor Co. expects to enter the U.S. pickup market soon with what likely is to be an American-made vehicle aimed at luring buyers who aren’t traditional truck owners, an executive said July 8.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
July 9, 2019
Business, Technology

Automakers Take Page From SUV Playbook to Ramp Up Sedans

A Mazda 3 on display at the New York Auto Show. (Natan Dvir/Bloomberg News)

All-wheel-drive sedans used to be a niche market limited to park rangers and uptight snow-belt drivers. These days, they’re becoming a more popular choice for decidedly mainstream models.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
May 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Fiat Cuts 1,500 Jobs as Canada Plant Reduces Minivan Output

Fiat Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Tesla Model 3 Loses Consumer Reports Recommendation

Tesla Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 lost a coveted recommendation from Consumer Reports, dropping its brand from the top 10 of the magazine’s closely watched annual ranking. The electric-car maker’s shares dropped.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2019